ARTE 533/433

ARTE 533/433   Studio Art in the Schools: Printmaking K-12

Course Description:   This course explores the teaching of printmaking at both the elementary and secondary levels through the study of relief printmaking (stamping, linocuts, styrofoam cuts, collagraphs), intaglio (wax plates and Mylar plates), and monotypes.  Students will also explore various ways to teach printmaking and ways to conduct a studio critique at the secondary level.

Methods of Instruction:  PowerPoint presentations, class discussions, studio work, using reflective exercises for studio critiques, and rubric assessment.

Course Objectives:
Students can expect to –
1.  Become proficient with multiple methods of printmaking for grades K-12+ related to stamping, relief, and intaglio.
2.  Become proficient with specific printmaking tools including the barren, etching needle, brayer, linoleum cutter, and printing press.
3.  Explore the artistic potential of multiple methods of printmaking through the creation and transfer of different compositions.
4.  Learn how to reflect and critique their own prints and the prints of others
5.  Learn how to create a rubric to assess the completed prints of others

Completion of eight different printmaking techniques – 70 – 80 points
( Found object stamping, collagraph, eraser, styrofoam, linoleum, milk carton intaglio, and monotype)
Completion of four reflective papers on each studio project – 20 points
Printmaking Lesson Plan – 10 points


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